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Crystal XI connecting to a remote Oracle DB via VPN

Crystal XI connecting to a remote Oracle DB via VPN

Crystal XI connecting to a remote Oracle DB via VPN

I just installed Crystal Reports XI on a windows box (XP) with a local Oracle 10G DB.

Everything went well and I was able to create a Data Source with no problem and had completed creating my first CR report within 5 minutes.

A very intuitive interface.

I know want to install Crystal Reports on a new machine that does not have a local db and I have not found a way to connect to a remote Oracle DB without having to install the Oracle DB client. I was looking at thread784-1275537 and it mentioned some other ways to do this via ODBC for the purists...

Would this involve purchasing a 3rd party odbc driver? I was unable to connect to the Oracle DB with the default MS driver provided.

Thanks for any leads on this.


RE: Crystal XI connecting to a remote Oracle DB via VPN

You're not going to be able to run the report without the Oracle client installed - even with an ODBC connection.


A computer only does what you actually told it to do - not what you thought you told it to do.

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